So the 8th of March is here.
International Women's Day. Not something which has really been celebrated commercially in Britain before. Fortunately, the card companies haven't jumped onto the bandwagon just yet. Although, I did hear many mentions of Women's Day on the television and news today, so no doubt, next year, Clintons will be squeezing this one in between Valentines Day and Mother's Day.
From my understanding, Women's Day (apparantly, originally called 'International Working Women's Day') is essentially a celebration of female independance and it's (slow) progress.
The holiday has been around since the early 1900's and from what I read, it is a national holiday in many Eastern European countries and Russia (due to the former Soviet regime) and in other countries as well.
Well, with my boyfriend being from Russia, I got treated today. (Probably because I reminded him yesterday! But I'm still counting it!)
Feeling very special. He did let me think he'd forgotten though. Only bought them in after dinner - really had me going!
Happy Women's Day to all the ladies out there and a big congratulations on how far we've all come!